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Craig Allen Ratcliff

Public Information Experience
Oct 2001-Feb 2007 NATO Spokesperson and Chief Public Information,NHQS. Skopje, Macedonia
Jan 2001-Oct 2001 Public Information Officer (Plans), HQ's SFOR, Sarajevo, Bosnia
April 2000 National Training Center (California) Rotation Support,
1999/2000 Military Recognition Celebrations, Indianapolis, IN
Nov 2000 Military Wrestling Championships (Camp Lejune, NC)
April 1998 Hurricane Mitch Relief, El Salvador
Oct 1998-Jan 2001 Command of 350th MPAD (Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Indianapolis, Indiana)
Professional Experience
He has served with the United States Army for a total of twenty- eight years in both active duty and reserve positions. Active duty service focus was with the Field Artillery as a Commissioned Officer. Various assignments were held in Europe, Asia and the United States during thirteen years of active duty service.

Reserve service has focused in Training, Civil Affairs and Public Information. Career highlights include his current position, command of a Public Affairs Detachment and as a Public Information (Plans) Officer in support of HQ's SFOR operations in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Civilian career since active duty service had been focused on work in the non-profit sector, sales and training until a recent return to a career in his original education and expertise.
BA Degree in Speech-Communications, Eastern Illinois University, 1984.
Frequent speaker on NATO Public Information activities in the Balkans.
Born in Decatur, Illinois on 20 June 1956.
Married with two children aged 13 and 21.

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